As coronavirus virus continues to rage across the U.S., face coverings are increasingly a part of our everyday wardrobes. While they’re a must-have item for adults and children alike, finding the most effective covering is critical for achieving ultimate protection. Since COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another, about six feet, wearing one is essential to helping stop the spread of the disease.
In addition to the more common and readily available cloth coverings available, there are other options such as face shields. While these typically cover more area of the face, don’t be misguided into thinking they offer enhanced protection.
. If they are used, they should wrap around the sides of the face and extend below the chin area for maximum protection. Disposable shields should only be worn for single use, and those that are reusable should be cleaned and disinfected after each use.